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June 1999 Vol. 14, No. 6   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Fiji Insider Travel Tips

Contents of this Issue:
All publicly available

Return to Fiji Aboard the Naia

NASA, Spit, Soap, and Olive Oil

Fiji Insider Travel Tips

Travel Updates

Reader's Travel Tip

New Credit Card Fees

Inflatable Sharks

After Divers Die

Are Rebreathers Safe?

Jellyfish Sting


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While U.S. currency is accepted at most locations, carrying some local currency is always advantageous. Check the ATM outside Customs as its convenient and also has the best rate on Fiji dollars.

Two-for-one prices aboard Naia are sometimes offered via Internet for low-season or last-minute vacancies. Check out their website at www.oceanet.net (a well-done site with good information) for bargains.

Note too that, while Naia generally sails out of Lautoka, a half-hour plus ride from Nadis airport, sailings that precede crew holidays return to Suva instead. Its worth inquiring where your trip will terminate. The 4-hour trip back to Nadi is in a bus that is little more than a bucket of bolts with broken a/c and a surly driver not pleasant.

The Naias ads say special dietary requests will be accommodated, but on my trip a special request made in advance via the pre-trip registration form was ignored. Frequent reminders and a little noise may be required to insure your request isnt lost in the shuffle.

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